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Durango High School DECA recognized two business people as 2015 Friends of DECA. Each year, the Friends of DECA is awarded to two individuals in the Durango Community. This year, the award recipients are Julie Snider-Popp and Kyle Hartley. On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Julie Snider-Popp, Durango 9-R School District Public Information Officer and Marketing Director, was recognized for her outstanding work in raising DECA awareness in the Durango community.

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On Monday, May 18, 2015 Durango High School hosted their Senior Awards Night, which recognized 42 seniors for receiving a combined total of over $2 million in scholarships and awards, including a National Merit Scholarship. They also recognized students in the top 10% of the senior class, and inducted students into the school Academic Hall of Fame. To see a full list of scholarships and recognitions, click on the PDFs below.

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Durango High School choir members enjoyed another successful year in the DHS vocal music program. The 2014-15 school year saw DHS vocalists selected to sing with local and state level choirs. Some highlights from the past year include:

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The FFA Agricultural Sales team made up of DHS seniors Terrell Strauss, BJ Morgan, Megan Pope, and Sierra Reed swept the state competition with their restaurant concept.
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Durango High School Troupe 1096 has been nominated for 10 Bobby G Awards, the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. For their production of Les Miserables the troupe received the following nominations:
• Best Overall Musical
• Best Direction
• Best Musical Direction
• Lead Actor-Evatt Salinger
• Lead Actress- Emma Buchanan
• Best Chorus
• Best Orchestra
• Best Costume Design
• Best Set Design

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Demons
  • Colors: Red and White
  • Students: 1052
  • Teachers: 92
  • Support Staff: 32

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The mission of Durango High School, a community-based partnership, is to ensure each student develops the positive character attributes and academic excellence necessary to compete and contribute in the global community, by providing tailored, engaging, and relevant educational opportunities within a safe and healthy environment.

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